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“Policemen die in the line of duty but the police don’t go on a strike”, Mamata Banerjee on doctors strike in West Bengal

The junior doctors at the state-run SSKM Hospital staged protests after doctors and interns at the NRS Hospital were brutally attacked by a mob on the premises of the hospital after a patient named Mohammed Sayeed reportedly died of natural causes

In a display of complete insensitivity West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee the junior doctors who have been protesting against the violence that took place at the NRS Hospital in which two doctors were critically injured, to resume work within 4 hours or face action. The junior doctors at the state-run SSKM Hospital staged protests after doctors and interns at the NRS Hospital were brutally attacked by a mob on the premises of the hospital after a patient named Mohammed Sayeed reportedly died of natural causes.

On her visit to the SSKM Hospital Banerjee condemned the doctors for going on strike and asked them to resume work else leave the hostel. “They are outsiders. The government will not support them in any way. I condemn doctors who have gone on strike. Policemen die in the line of duty but the police don’t go on a strike”, said Banerjee.

She blamed the BJP and CPI for the situation and said that the parties are communalising the issue. She said that tried talking to the doctors over the phone but they refused to talk to her. “You have to give service to the people. You cannot be a doctor without providing service to the people. Similarly, police cannot call for a strike. It is their duty. It is unfortunate that the BJP and the CPI(M) are doing politics here. They are playing Hindu-Muslim card here. Health Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya met junior doctors on Wednesday and requested them to speak to me. I was holding the call but they just refused to talk to me over the phone”, she added.

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Meanwhile, doctors in Hyderabad also came out in support of the doctors in Bengal. Doctors in Hyderabad held protests Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS). Doctors affiliated to Resident Doctors Association (RDA) at NIMS and Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) were among the doctors who held the protests. RDA Convener Dr. G Srinivas demanded stringent action against the culprits.

Doctors at AIIMS Delhi have also backed the junior doctors’ strike in West Bengal.

Senior doctors of the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) AIIMS staged a symbolic protest by wearing bandages and holding placards at AIIMS today against the brutal attack on doctors in West Bengal. They will be going on a strike tomorrow.

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